While recently cleaning out my craft room I came across some leftover cork board coasters that I had used as part of a craft for my daughter’s classroom party. When I saw them I immediately thought they would make a great base for a mini memory book as a gift for grandma! So, I pulled out one of my favorite We R collections from the past, my Corner Chomper, and my Crop-A-Dile Big Bite. Take a look at how it turned out!
I love the earthy unique look of the cork board coasters. They’re 4×4 and are the perfect size for a gift album. You can find them at your local craft store. This mini memory book has three coaster pages housing four 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch photos of the grandkids, and it’s small enough to fit into grandma’s purse.
To decorate my pages I used mostly 3×4 journaling cards and a few scraps from the Chalkboard collection. I included Washi Tape and Enamel Shapes on each page, and layered bits and pieces I cut from journaling cards with my black and white photos.
The die cut cards I used from the collection add a great decorative touch, and are super easy to include. I also cut out sentiments and titles from the cards to use on each page. The small canvas size of this memory book helped the project to come together quickly and easily. Designer tip: be sure to use a strong adhesive when adhering your papers and photos to the cork board.
I wanted my coasters to have a softer feel for grandma, so I rounded the corners with my 1/4 & 1/2 inch Corner Chomper. It cut through the cork board easily!
Once I finished decorating my pages I used my Crop-A-Dile Big Bite to punch holes in the top of each page (I measured and marked them first), and then bound the pages using binder rings. You can find those at your local office supply store.
I love the added texture of the cork board, and I love how easily I was able to let my creativity guide the project knowing that some of my favorite We R tools would make it possible to carry out my plans. Creative cheers!